Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 622,106

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -19,975
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 622,106

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation HI Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Citizen Schools Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
Page SUM 967,314

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
East London Business Alliance England Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Niles Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 623,241

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13110 records found.